Eugene is a fantastic place to bike to school and work. There are lots of designated bike routes and bike lanes, and the weather never gets too hot or cold. Not to mention the feeling of well-being and bliss you will experience.
So what do you need to get started?
1. A Bike
Choose from a step-thru or diamond frame, 8 speeds or 24, and internal or external gearing. Some bikes come ready to go with rack, fenders, and lights.
Familiarize yourself with your possible commute length and terrain and then start riding bikes to see what will work best for you. Riding is the best way to determine what YOU like. For those with more gear or passengers to carry, cargo bikes can be a good option.
Front white and rear red for safety. Choose from rechargeable or battery run in so many sizes.
It rains in the Pacific Northwest and fenders are a wonderful way to stay dry and biking into the winter.
4. A Rear Rack
Gives you the option to attach a basket or bag to your bike.
5. A Bike Bag or Basket
Carrying heavy books, computers, and other necessities is far more comfortable when it’s not on your back!
6. A U-Lock
Locking your bike frame and wheels securely keeps your bike safe, sound, and happy.